FileMaker WebDirect

Innovative web technology for everyone.

Combine the power of a desktop application with the simplicity of a web browser to manage and share your business information. FileMaker WebDirect is innovative web technology that instantly runs FileMaker apps directly in a web browser — no web programming required.

With FileMaker WebDirect, you don’t need to use coding tools such as PHP, HTML5, CSS or JavaScript to create robust solutions for the web. All you need is your existing FileMaker skills and you can go from creating an app to making it accessible in a web browser in just a few clicks.

FileMaker WebDirect is available in FileMaker Cloud and FileMaker Server.

The power of FileMaker in a browser.

Use FileMaker WebDirect to run your custom apps in a web browser on a computer, tablet, and mobile phone.

Robust functionality – Use themes, styles, charts, menus, and more. Even drag and drop content into container fields.

Responsive design – The features and functionality you use the most are right at your fingertips. Menu items automatically collapse and expand into logical groups as the screen size changes when you go from desktop to tablet to mobile phone.

Scalable – Connect more members of your team simultaneously over a web browser. FileMaker WebDirect supports up to 500 users on FileMaker Server.

FileMaker feature support – Familiar features such as portals, tab control, quick find, and the web viewer.

Automated processes – Enable scripts and script triggers, calculations and conditional formatting to validate data and streamline workflow.

Live updates – Get instant access to changes in your data or app – no need to refresh your browser.

PDF Support – Save and print PDFs of invoices, labels, badges, and more in FileMaker WebDirect.

Find out what FileMaker features are supported in FileMaker WebDirect. See list

FileMaker WebDirect in action.

FileMaker WebDirect is a perfect alternative if you don’t want to install or maintain software locally. It’s great for working with teams located in remote offices to easily share information. For example, use FileMaker WebDirect to securely collect information—like status updates, event registration, feedback forms, and more—from geographically dispersed colleagues and associates.

Getting started

It’s fast and easy to get up and running with FileMaker WebDirect:


Create an app tailored for a web browser using FileMaker Pro Advanced or start with one of the built-in Starter apps or Sample apps.


Enable FileMaker WebDirect access to your custom app by choosing “Sharing” from the File menu.


Upload the app to FileMaker Cloud or FileMaker Server.


Access your app from a web browser with a user license.